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Robert Fortune Quotes

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When these suckers had formed roots in the open ground,
or kind of nursery where they were planted,
they were looked over and the best taken up for potting.
- Robert Fortune

Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds,
with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw
to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows.
- Robert Fortune

A small species of pinus was much prized,
and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese,
fetched a very high price; it is generally grafted
on a variety of the stone pine.
- Robert Fortune

One marked feature of the people, both high and low,
is a love for flowers.
- Robert Fortune

 

Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while,
until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted,
when she quietly yields to the power of the art.
- Robert Fortune

We all know that any thing which retards in any way
the free circulation of the sap,
also prevents to a certain extent the formation of wood and leaves.
- Robert Fortune

This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots,
withholding water, bending the branches,
or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle.
- Robert Fortune


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The Chinese, by their favourite system of dwarfing,
contrive to make it, when only a foot and a half or two feet high,
have all the characters of an aged cedar of Lebanon.
- Robert Fortune

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance
with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums,
which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant.
- Robert Fortune

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
- Robert Fortune

So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener,
that he will cultivate them extensively,
even against the wishes of his employer;
and,
in many instances, rather leave his situation than
give up the growth of his favourite flower.
- Robert Fortune

As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops
are open both before and behind,
I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets;
and wherever I observed one better than the rest I
did not fail to pay it a visit.
- Robert Fortune

There are about a dozen of these gardens,
more or less extensive, according to the business or
wealth of the proprietor;
but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
- Robert Fortune

The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem.
It was about six feet high, the branches came out from
the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner,
and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature.
- Robert Fortune

The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged
in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks,
with the houses of the gardeners at the entrance through
which the visitors pass to the gardens.
- Robert Fortune

Stunted varieties were generally chosen,
particularly if they had the side branches opposite or regular,
for much depends upon this; a one-sided tree is of
no value in the eyes of the Chinese.
- Robert Fortune

Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose,
as they can be more readily bent into the desired form;
the eyes and tongue are added afterwards,
and the representation altogether is really good.
- Robert Fortune

Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees,
which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states,
and then, as they flower freely year after year,
they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.
- Robert Fortune

We are told that the first part of the process is to
select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants,
which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to
the fact from my own observation.
- Robert Fortune

The dwarfed trees of the Chinese and Japanese have
been noticed by every author who has written upon these countries,
and all have attempted to give some description of
the method by which the effect is produced.
- Robert Fortune

The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form,
which process checked the flow of the sap,
and at the same time encouraged the production of side
branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.
- Robert Fortune

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

I look forward to these confrontations with the press
to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things
that come to me as president.
- Jimmy Carter

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa,
there are also roads that lead to their goal.
Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela

Government is a contrivance
of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
People have the right to expect that these wants
will be provided for by this wisdom.
- Jimmy Carter

These are not dark days: these are great days -
the greatest days our country has ever lived.
- Winston Churchill

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

These men ask for just the same thing,
fairness, and fairness only.
This, so far as in my power,
they, and all others, shall have.
- Abraham Lincoln

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

I think that people want peace so much
that one of these days government had better
get out of their way and let them have it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness,
the general mind must be strengthened by education.
- Thomas Jefferson

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert,
to fleece the people.
- Abraham Lincoln

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All these primary impulses,
not easily described in words,
are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your
eyes when you awake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
- inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor


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